While there are dozens of bourbons on store shelves, there are actually just a handful of recipes that distillers use. And in fact, most of their whiskies are made from corn, barley and spicy rye. But there are a select few that feature corn, barley and sweeter and smoother wheat.
The latest one is Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon ($25), whose third grain is winter wheat. It’s crafted by the acclaimed father-and-son team of master distillers Parker and Craig Beam, who also make the award-winning Rittenhouse Rye and Elijah Craig Bourbon. For Larceny, they choose barrels that have aged for between six and 12 years on the top floors of their warehouses.
As a result, the whiskey is a robust 92-proof, tastes great neat or on the rocks and is strong enough not to be lost in a cocktail. We like the aptly named Stone Cold Larceny, which was created by St. Louis bartender Ted Kilgore and combines the spirit with apple juice and ginger beer.
Get more Larceny Bourbon cocktail recipes here.
John E. Fitzgerald Larceny. Distilled and Bottled by Old Fitzgerald Distillery. Bardstown, KY 40004 46% Alc./Vol. All rights reserved. ©2012